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Widespread Flaw Could Allow Hackers To Hijack Your Wireless Mouse Or Keyboard

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist February 23, 2016   Widespread Flaw Could Allow Hackers To Hijack Your Wireless Mouse Or Keyboard     It can surely be convenient to plug a dongle into your computer’s USB port and use a mouse or keyboard without the hassle of wires everywhere, but according to a new report […]

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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

By Against Crony Capitalism June 24, 2015   Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission       We’ve written about some smart TVs and their ability to essentially surveil your living room. But if you have Chromium installed on your laptop you may have to worry about your computer doing the same thing. (Not […]


Cybersecurity and the Tylenol Murders

By Cindy Cohn Electronic Frontier Foundation May 31, 2015   Cybersecurity and the Tylenol Murders     When a criminal started lacing Tylenol capsules with cyanide in 1982, Johnson & Johnson quickly sprang into action to ensure consumer safety. It increased its internal production controls, recalled the capsules, offered an exchange for tablets, and within […]

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Police: Man Sick Of Fighting His Computer Took It Into The Alley And Shot It

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist April 22, 2015   Police: Man Sick Of Fighting His Computer Took It Into The Alley And Shot It     Listen, everyone has their issues with computers, and we all know they’re going to be our overlords in the future, but taking out your frustrations by firing a few […]


How to break the Internet: Cory Doctorow at TEDxOxbridge

How to break the Internet: Cory Doctorow at TEDxOxbridge   Published by TEDx Talks Technoblogger, activist, and science fiction writer Cory Doctorow talks about three things: 1. The internet is broken. 2. We can fix it. 3. This is not a foregone conclusion (H/T @PlanetRockwell)

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Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

  Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning     Published by TED About: Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, […]